Honeycomb Crunch Recipe with Local Sydney Honey

Honeycomb Crunch Recipe with Local Sydney Honey

Forte Catering has recently been experimenting with some fantastic local Ashbury honey. So we thought what better way to get an understanding of the honey making process than to attend a bee keeping course?

In late March this year, Dan and Antonio took their fold up chairs, coffee cups and sun hats to the course hosted by guest speaker Stuart Gibb. They returned with a new appreciation of bees, a bundle of beekeeping notes & some more of that delicious local Ashbury honey.

Here is one of the recipes Dan was inspired to create….

The Recipe

Chocolate, cherry & cranberry honeycomb crunch

  • 335gm castor sugar
  • 180gm Ashbury honey
  • 2 tbsp. golden syrup
  • 2 teaspoons bi carb soda
  • 280gm dark chocolate
  • 50gm dried cranberries
  • 50gm glace cherries
  • 100gm lightly toasted walnuts

The Method:

  • Using baking paper, line an approximately 30cm square baking tin
  • Place sugar, honey, golden syrup and 75 ml of water into a saucepan over medium heat and stir until dissolved. Then, turn up heat and cook until it becomes a golden caramel colour.
  • Once golden, take the pan off the heat and stir in the bi carb soda. Wait until the mixture is bubbling and then pour into lined baking tin.
  • Allow mixture to cool & harden.
  • In a separate bowl, melt chocolate over a water bath on gentle heat.
  • When completely melted, add nuts, cherries and cranberries and pour over the set honeycomb.
  • Give the mixture 20-30 minutes to set, placing in fridge if needed.
  • When set, remove from tin and cut into pieces – or go rustic style and break it up into chunks and eat!
Honeycomb Crunch Imagery

Written by Jennifer Henson

Jennifer Henson works at Forte Catering and has a strong passion for great food, wine and service. You can connect with Jennifer via her Google+ page.